Last year was incredibly fun, though I left feeling unsatisfied. We started our family vacation in St. Maarten. Unfortunately, near the end of the week I came down with an excruciatingly painful ear infection. The plane trip from St. Maarten to Florida literally had me clutching my head in the corner. It was heinous, and I could hardly walk out of the airport after we landed. The first day at Disney was rough, and I had to leave Gabriel and the twins at Animal Kingdom and take a bus back to our hotel to rest. Though each day got a little better, the first three days weren't what I would call fulfilling, which left the last three days trying to fill what we couldn’t experience the first three days, while the final day, Gabe came down with something resembling the flu and it was a miserable trip home. Not only that, but our credit card numbers were stolen during the St. Maarten portion of the trip and we spent the next 6 months trying to straighten everything out.
The worst part: I didn’t even get a proper visit to the Boulangerie! So,... when I say we are excited for this year’s trip, I mean I need to squeeze two years into one! This year we’re staying for a full 9 days, plus our departure flight doesn’t leave until 8 pm on the 10th day! Now that is what you call a Disney vacation!
We waited a few extra minutes for a table next to the glass and we actually got to watch our own Mr. Ray leading a school of fish around the aquarium, completing several laps, presumably teaching the little tykes all about sea life. It was magical!
This restaurant is gorgeous, and does not miss a single detail when it comes to recreating the Beast’s castle on top of Belle’s village. From the bridge to the entrance, to the grand ballroom and the detailing artwork on the ceiling. We were fortunate to get a table right next to the outer walls and could watch the snow falling outside the castle.
Magic Kingdom Theme Park
Fantasyland in Cinderella’s Castle
Disney World, Florida